Manager made offensive comments on my disability at work, what shall I do?

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I'm fed up of this one particular staff member who thinks he's above everyone ever since he became a manager recently, he's been working here for 10 years and I've been here for 6 months. I have hearing disability in which I'm not required to answer the telephone. It's a retail job so we have like 5 managers. Today the phone was ringing in front of me and I didn't answer it and this new manager walked pass and asked me why I don't pick the phone up. So I explained to him that my supervisor has told me I'm not required due to my hearing problem and I wear hearing aids and he responded with a grin then giggle and said "Well I'm gonna wear them as well so I don't have to". This hurt me so bad and upset me however I kept my cool and acted as if everything was normal. Deep down I'm really pissed off and I must do something about this because this staff member is abusing his position by targeting me due to being a vulnerable person. I've heard of disability discrimination act and all these laws who protect disabled people but can someone guide me how I go about contacting them please. Thanks.
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Report him, people like that shouldn't even be managers if they can't respect.

This should help:
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1995/50/contents

https://www.gov.uk/discrimination-yo...hat-you-can-do
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sue dat ass
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I think it's just some people think they are so witty and a "people person" and they get it really wrong. I don't think they were trying to insult you. I would report this person and the incident as soon as possible as he shouldn't be making "jokes" like this.
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He sounds like a ******** ! Don't let him get away with it, it sounds like
He thought he was being funny but sometimes
People have no idea how much offence 'jokes' can cause . Retail managers tend to be knob heads anyway , losers !
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I'm fed up of this one particular staff member who thinks he's above everyone ever since he became a manager recently, he's been working here for 10 years and I've been here for 6 months. I have hearing disability in which I'm not required to answer the telephone. It's a retail job so we have like 5 managers. Today the phone was ringing in front of me and I didn't answer it and this new manager walked pass and asked me why I don't pick the phone up. So I explained to him that my supervisor has told me I'm not required due to my hearing problem and I wear hearing aids and he responded with a grin then giggle and said "Well I'm gonna wear them as well so I don't have to". This hurt me so bad and upset me however I kept my cool and acted as if everything was normal. Deep down I'm really p*ssed off and I must do something about this because this staff member is abusing his position by targeting me due to being a vulnerable person. I've heard of disability discrimination act and all these laws who protect disabled people but can someone guide me how I go about contacting them please. Thanks.
Do you have a copy of your contract? It will have the grievance procedure in it and tell you exactly who to contact in your business.
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OP, have you looked here:

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/wo...nd-harassment/
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Tell him he has a small d*ck.

Seriously though, that's so bad, i probably would've done the same and sat there...

I bet he's only a manager because he's a brown nose; only those type of people.make comments like that.

So go sue that choad ass mf.
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sounds like he just tried to make a funny joke and didn't realise the comment would be offensive, it's a bit ignorant but it's not like he was actively discriminating against you... if he ever says anything similar you can just say 'actually my disability isn't a joke, thanks' and move on, he'll probably get the picture.
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Doesn't sound like he was being intentionally nasty, just thought he was being funny but actually ended up being insensitive. Do tell someone though if it's upset you that much.
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